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Pedestrians use umbrellas during a downpour as they walk near the... News PhotoGovernment,Hong Kong,Horizontal,Office,Pedestrian,Politics,Rain,Umbrella,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP Pedestrians use umbrellas during a downpour as they walk near the Hong Kong government offices on August 20, 2014. Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain on July 1, 1997 under a 'one country, two systems' agreement, which allows residents civil liberties not seen on the mainland, including free speech and the right to protest. But public discontent is at its highest for years notably over Beijing's insistence that it vet candidates before the vote for the city's next leader in 2017. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)